OPB Television Segment, February 2009
"Oregon Public Broadcasting TV Program, Oregon Field Guide, highlights the Mt. Hood Loop."

Cyclocross Magazine, January 2011
"This feature article highlights three riders taking on the Mt Hood Loop. Whether you are a cyclocross rider looking to build stamina for race season, a technical rider looking for singletrack, or a general bike rider looking for a backcountry adventure you'll find the the article an entertaining read."

Portland Monthly Magazine, December 2009
"These three recently opened metal-frame cabins set along Forest Service roads in the White River Valley and along Barlow Ridge now accommodate local winter backcountry outings. Hardcore skiers and snowshoers can trek in for a quick overnight stay at one of the cabins or link them up for extended outings."

Cascade Huts offers three different mountain biking packages from June (or when the snow melts) through the first weekend of October. During the summer all huts are fully stocked with food, drinks, and supplies so you can focus on the fun and adventure. All tours are self-guided. We provide you with details, directions, and GPS files to help you prepare and plan for your trip.

All tours offer a fantastic backcountry experience riding through the scenic Mt Hood National Forest. Every day provides options for riding world-class singletrack trails.

Read below for basic information applicable to all trips. Click on the specific tours to find the ride that best suits you and your group.

3-Day Surveyors Trip - $250/person

  • Maximum of 5 riders per group
  • Pay for 4 riders and the 5th rider is free - 20% discount

4-Day Mt Hood Loop - $350/person

  • Maximum of 8 riders per group
  • Pay for 6 riders and the 7th and 8th riders are free - 25% discount

6-Day Grand Tour - $600/person

  • Maximum of 5 riders per group
  • Pay for 4 riders and the 5th rider is free - 20% discount

Check out video of a visit to the Surveyors Ridge Hut and some riding on the single track along the ridge:

 




Preparing for a Bike Trip to Cascade Huts

The adventures we have mapped out should not be taken lightly. With preparation, most physically active people will have a challenging and enjoyable trip. You should do some training rides that approximate the distances you will ride – preferably with some hills mixed in. The bottom line for a fun and safe journey is to be in good physical condition, properly equipped and prepared for all types of weather.

These rides are self-guided. We highly recommend that you bring a GPS device (we provide GPS files) and recommended maps. Basic navigation skills are important as you will be finding your way in the Mt Hood National Forest where many roads, intersections, and trails are unmarked.

The technical difficulty is up to you. All routes can be ridden on roads - mostly unpaved forest roads - for those who want to enjoy the ride and scenery. For those seeking a technical challenge there are some incredible singletrack options that will put a smile on any thrill-seekers face. Singletrack lovers have not been disappointed.


Columbia River Gorge
Biking Surveyors Ridge
Trillium Lake
 

Reservation Policy

For all summer bike trips, Cascade Huts requires a 50% deposit per rider at the time of reservation. The balance of the payment is due 60 days prior to your start date. If you have not fully reserved the hut with 6 riders for the Mt Hood Loop (although each hut sleeps up to 8 people, we consider 6 people in one group as a full hut) or 4 riders for the Surveyors Trip or Grand Tour (each hut sleeps up to 5), we reserve the right to add riders to the same start date.

All credit card transactions are handled through PayPal, which accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We also accept checks, which can be mailed to our PO Box.

All payments are non-refundable. If a cancellation is necessary, a credit will be issued for the amount paid and will be valid for two years from the original reservation date. We regret that we cannot make exceptions for personal emergencies or weather as a cause for refunds. For this reason, we recommend travel insurance - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travel_insurance.

Upon receipt of payment, you will receive additional information about your trip:

  • Participant release form, which each participant must complete and submit prior to the trip
  • Electronic map files detailing routes to and between huts, with GPS coordinates
  • GPS files with "tracks" and "waypoints" that can be uploaded to your GPS unit

If Cascade Huts is unable to operate due to snow, forest fire, or for unforeseen reasons, we will fully refund payments made. There are times when we are able to operate but must provide alternate routes to avoid road closures for various circumstances.